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DeLauro Statement on Biden Nomination of Shalanda Young as OMB Deputy Director

House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-03) released the following statement on the nomination by President-elect Biden of Appropriations Committee Staff Director and Clerk Shalanda Young as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget:

“In nominating Shalanda Young, President-elect Biden has chosen a legislative expert whose deep knowledge of the federal budget will be critical as we work to Build Back Better.

“As an Appropriations Committee staffer for more than 14 years, Shalanda has earned the respect and admiration of Democrats and Republicans across the Capitol. As Staff Director since 2017, she made history as the first Black woman to serve in that position. And as a trusted aide both to Chairwoman Lowey and to me, she successfully navigated the end of the 2018-19 government shutdown and played an essential role in Congress’ response to the coronavirus pandemic.

“While I regret that the Appropriations Committee will lose Shalanda from our staff, I know that the Biden Administration, the Congress, and the country will benefit from Shalanda’s service with the Office of Management and Budget. I look forward to working closely with her in this new and important role.”

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